The Life Sciences sector is thriving in Ireland. It is a significant contributor to the economy and a major employer both directly and indirectly.  The majority of the world’s largest pharmaceutical, biopharma, and med-tech companies have a significant presence in Ireland, and many of the world’s most prescribed drugs are manufactured here. 

We work with businesses worldwide to address the issues of today and anticipate those of tomorrow. From start-ups to established multi-national businesses, our dedicated Life Sciences team has in-depth industry experience working with companies across all segments of the industry, including pharmaceuticals, biopharma, medical devices, diagnostics, manufacturing, clinical research and development in addition to healthcare.  

The Life Sciences sector is agile and innovative by nature, and we understand the challenges within the sector. We support clients through their entire business growth journey to help them stay focused on their scientific innovations and development while also working toward meaningful business growth. Growing life sciences companies can maximise value by creating new products and services to meet changing market needs, enhancing infrastructure and financial systems, outsourcing the right tasks and operations, and leveraging key tax credits.

As part of the RSM International Network, we understand the intricacies of doing business globally are important. We work closely with our global colleagues, including in the US and UK, to provide the expertise to support your business goals and global needs, with knowledge of the regulatory and cultural nuances of the countries in which you operate. 


Our specialist Life Sciences team brings you:

  • in-depth experience and technical capabilities across our service lines, from audit to financial and tax services to help manage operations, including outsourced accounting, tax compliance and planning, and risk advisory services 
  • deep relationships with domestic and international funding networks, including a full range of venture capital and private equity investors, together with traditional and alternate debt providers
  • a clear understanding of the key tax and business implications of structuring the ownership and exploitation of intellectual property
  • transfer pricing and R&D tax specialists  
  • outsourcing experts to help deliver your key business and strategic objectives 
  • independent financial statement audits and accounting advice 
  • dedicated employer solutions to help you design, implement and maintain the right strategy for your business 
  • talent management services to help life sciences companies attract, retain, and develop talent.

Supporting your needs 

Having an adviser who not only understands your Life Sciences business in Ireland, but also understands the intricacies of doing business globally is important. Contact our Life Sciences Team today to discover how we can help your company. 

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